Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP has expanded its new Philadelphia-based intellectual property department with the addition of one of the founding members of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's IP practice group.
A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned a win for Koppers Inc. and other companies accused of helping expose a man to toxic coal tar pitch in the workplace and giving him kidney cancer, saying Friday it appears that a failure in basic legal housekeeping after the plaintiff’s death may have invalidated a lower court’s order.
An insurer sued an engineering firm on Monday in Colorado federal court seeking a ruling that it does not have to provide coverage or defend the company in regard to four lawsuits over the deadly collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge it worked on near Miami.
Uber told the Third Circuit on Monday that it doesn’t control the day-to-day operations of Philadelphia-based UberBlack limo drivers who own their own businesses, rebuking allegations that the ride-hailing company misclassified the drivers as independent contractors to dodge paying minimum and overtime wages.
A Pennsylvania sleepaway camp wants a Harrisburg federal judge to preemptively bar a family from making a negligence claim against it after a boy’s ruptured appendix was wrongly diagnosed as a stomach flu.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's partnership on Monday unanimously re-elected firm chair Jami McKeon, who in 2014 became the first female leader in the firm's 141-year history, for a second term.
The latest trial over alleged injuries from a Johnson & Johnson unit’s pelvic mesh products ended Monday as a Philadelphia jury deadlocked over whether negligence they agreed had been involved in the design of the implant had contributed to a woman’s chronic pain and left her largely unable to have sex.
The Third Circuit ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania public school principal voluntarily resigned from her job after being given an ultimatum following a drunk driving arrest, saying she didn't offer enough proof that she was illegally forced to quit.
A Pennsylvania federal judge refused to dismiss a former sales representative’s age discrimination suit against J&M Windows Inc. but sent the case to arbitration, ruling that the validity of the arbitration agreement should be up to the arbitrator.
The federal government on Friday told the Third Circuit that a Pennsylvania federal judge's temporary injunction halting a Trump administration policy expanding a religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate should be reversed because Pennsylvania has no standing in the matter and suffered no irreparable harm.
A statement in debt collection letters saying forgiveness of the debt may be reported to the IRS could constitute a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because the debts in question were too small to be reported, the Third Circuit in a precedential opinion ruled on Monday in reviving a potential class action against Midland Credit Management Inc.
As a sentencing hearing in Pennsylvania court for Bill Cosby kicked off on Monday in the wake of his sexual assault conviction, the disgraced entertainer faces another legal challenge as his onetime attorneys with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP pursue what they say are more than a quarter-million dollars in unpaid legal fees.
A Houston-based natural gas company has accused Chesapeake Energy Corp. of “unilaterally” changing the terms of their agreement to share drilling rights for thousands of acres of reserves in Pennsylvania in a fight over new well locations.
A group of supermarket chains on Friday urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to keep egg producers in multidistrict litigation for allegedly cutting supplies to jack up prices, invoking decades of antitrust law saying anyone impacted by price-fixing has standing to sue.
Comcast Corp. on Saturday emerged as the top offerer in an auction for Sky PLC with a £29.7 billion ($38.8 billion) offer, again besting 21st Century Fox and signaling an end to the bidding war over the British telecom.
A coalition of states challenging the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program urged the Second Circuit Thursday to uphold their equal protection and procedural claims, asserting that the government’s arguments to the contrary improperly rely on a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo.
A former vice president for advertising at Rite Aid Inc. and one of the owners of an Atlanta-based marketing business have agreed to plead guilty to a $5.7 million kickback scheme, while the marketing business's co-owner told Law360 on Friday he will fight related charges.
A Pennsylvania federal jury on Thursday awarded fracking services company Stingray $1.65 million in damages for gas well owner EQT Production's breach of contract, although the jury found that both companies breached their arrangement and also awarded EQT $676,250 from Stingray.
Alleging that the Third Circuit contradicted its own prior rulings and created a split with the Ninth Circuit by dismissing a Johnson & Johnson consumer’s proposed class action over talcum powder as “buyer’s remorse,” the customer’s attorneys on Friday asked for the full court to rehear the case.
An en banc Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that a widow in an estate dispute engaged in an improper trial by ambush as she waived her attorney-client privilege, which she had previously asserted to shield communications between her husband and his attorney, as the case went before a jury.
The Third Circuit's decision last month in Reading Health System v. Bear Stearns adds to a circuit split on whether a contractual forum-selection clause supersedes or waives Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration. However, U.S. Supreme Court review of the issue might be premature, says David Cinotti of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC.
In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.
Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
Two recent decisions from the Third Circuit — Delaware Riverkeeper and Township of Bordentown — indicate that resolving questions related to state appeals of pipeline project permits will ultimately turn on the particulars of the state administrative process, say Deidre Duncan and Clare Ellis of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Pennsylvania's amended Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, which will apply to construction contracts entered into on or after Oct. 10, will provide downstream entities with robust protections to better ensure prompt payment for completed work, says Kenneth Cushing of Cozen O'Connor.
The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.
The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.